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The Multidisciplinary Specialist Team: A New Model of Care

A new care model, the multidisciplinary specialist team, has the potential to improve patient care and allow physicians to grow personally and professionally.
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Here are 9 Strategies to Help Build a Strong Nursing Team

It takes teamwork to provide good patient care, but developing teams can be hard work. Here are 9 strategies that will help you build a strong nursing team.
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How to Survive a Hospital Shooting

Dissecting the lessons learned during and after the chaos of the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital shootings. Leadership and training count.
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Designing a Safer Breathing Tube for Patients and Caregivers

The innovative BayWin valve allows for deep suctioning of mechanically ventilated patients without the risks associated with breaking the closed circuit.
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Learning Non-Technical Skills Might Save a Patient’s Life

NOTSS is a program to train surgical residents and more senior physicians in the non-technical skills that optimize surgical performance and help to avoid medical errors.

A Look to the Future of Mental Health Technology

Mental health has been slower than medical care to incorporate technology into its practice. According to speakers at the Open Minds Technology and Informatics Institute, this is about to change and that's a very good thing.

Technology Expands Healthcare Beyond the Clinical Setting

Technology gives providers opportunities and tools to extend healthcare’s reach beyond the clinical setting for routine care, chronic care, and transition care.
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Me First Behavior: Why Healthcare Turns Patients from Nice to Nasty

Me First Behavior describes patients who act as if their illness takes precedence above anything else their doctor is doing or any other patient their doctor is seeing. Why does it happen?
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A Utopian Way to Hyper-personalize Cancer Care

Eliaso's approach involves gathering all of the world's knowledge about the disease at hand to come up with novel hyper-personalized treatment recommendations.
U.S. Air Force surgeons Dr. Patrick Miller (left), Dr. Michael Hughes (right), and surgical technician SrA Ray Wilson from the 379th Expeditionary Medical Squadron, repair the ruptured achilles tendon of a servicemember on March 11, 2003. The doctors are performing this surgey at a field hospital in a foward-deployed location. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt. DERRICK C. GOODE)(RELEASED)

Can Surgery Teamwork Save Your Life?

Poorly functioning teams have more adverse events and deaths. Operating room teams' effectiveness at working together even affects surgeons’ technical performance—the actual surgery.
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A Conversation with Amir Dan Rubin, CEO of Stanford Health Care

Pat Salber (@docweighsin) interviews Amir Dan Rubin about how Stanford Health Care is seeking to heal humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time.

Shared Decision-making for Lung Cancer Screening: Will It Work?

Shared decision-making is increasingly recommended by screening guidelines, but I worry that these difficult discussions may not actually take place, even if family physicians are paid to initiate them with patients eligible for LDCT screening. Will clinicians merely go through the motions and just order the test?